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Shire of Murray

Individual income

In Shire of Murray, 14% of the population earned an income of $1,500 or more per week in 2011.

Individual Income statistics are an indicator of socio-economic status. With other data sources, such as Household Income, Qualifications and Occupation, they help tell the story of the economic opportunities and socio-economic status of Shire of Murray. The amount of income an individual receives is linked to a number of factors including employment status, age (as for instance students and retirees often receive a lower income), qualifications and type of employment.

The incomes presented on this page are for the latest Census year only. For comparison of incomes over time, go to Individual Income Quartiles.

Derived from the Census question:

'What is the total of all wages/salaries, government benefits, pensions, allowances and other income the person usually receives?'

Gross amount for persons aged 15 years and over

Weekly individual income
Shire of Murray - Persons aged 15+ (Usual residence)2011
Weekly gross incomeNumber%Greater Perth %
Negative Income/ Nil income9418.38.7
$1-$199 8327.37.2
$200-$299 1,47013.08.5
$300-$399 1,29711.48.3
$400-$599 1,44512.710.2
$600-$799 9068.09.1
$800-$999 7186.38.0
$1000-$1249 6395.68.6
$1250-$1499 4944.46.4
$1500-$1999 7937.08.0
$2000 or more 8137.29.1
Not stated1,0028.87.9

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2011. Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id , the population experts.

Weekly individual income, 2011
Weekly individual income, 2011 Not stated, Greater Perth: 7.9% $2000 or more , Greater Perth: 9.1% $1500-$1999 , Greater Perth: 8.0% $1250-$1499 , Greater Perth: 6.4% $1000-$1249 , Greater Perth: 8.6% $800-$999 , Greater Perth: 8.0% $600-$799 , Greater Perth: 9.1% $400-$599 , Greater Perth: 10.2% $300-$399 , Greater Perth: 8.3% $200-$299 , Greater Perth: 8.5% $1-$199 , Greater Perth: 7.2% Negative Income/ Nil income, Greater Perth: 8.7% Not stated, Shire of Murray: 8.8% $2000 or more , Shire of Murray: 7.2% $1500-$1999 , Shire of Murray: 7.0% $1250-$1499 , Shire of Murray: 4.4% $1000-$1249 , Shire of Murray: 5.6% $800-$999 , Shire of Murray: 6.3% $600-$799 , Shire of Murray: 8.0% $400-$599 , Shire of Murray: 12.7% $300-$399 , Shire of Murray: 11.4% $200-$299 , Shire of Murray: 13.0% $1-$199 , Shire of Murray: 7.3% Negative Income/ Nil income, Shire of Murray: 8.3%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Usual residence data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of individual income levels in Shire of Murray in 2011 compared to Greater Perth shows that there was a lower proportion of people earning a high income (those earning $1,500 per week or more) and a higher proportion of low income people (those earning less than $400 per week).

Overall, 14.1% of the population earned a high income, and 40.0% earned a low income, compared with 17.1% and 32.7% respectively for Greater Perth.

The major differences between Shire of Murray's individual incomes and Greater Perth's individual incomes were:

  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $200-$299 (13.0% compared to 8.5%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $300-$399 (11.4% compared to 8.3%)
  • A larger percentage of persons who earned $400-$599 (12.7% compared to 10.2%)
  • A smaller percentage of persons who earned $1000-$1249 (5.6% compared to 8.6%)

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